Stories by Sarah Jaffe

Sarah Jaffe is a staff writer at In These Times and the co-host of Dissent magazine's "Belabored" podcast. Her writings on labor, social movements, gender, media and student debt have been published in The Atlantic, The Nation, The American Prospect, AlterNet and many other publications, and she is a regular commentator for radio and television. You can follow her on Twitter: @sarahljaffe. subscribe to Sarah Jaffe's feed

Posted on: Aug 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet

On September 1, nurses will converge on congressional offices, calling on lawmakers to support a tax on financial transactions to raise revenues to "heal America."

Posted on: Aug 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

As a global protest movement rises and spreads within the US, expect surveillance tactics honed in the "war on terror" to be used in the defense of wealth.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Hurricane Katrina hit nearly 6 years ago. As the Northeast readies for a major storm, who's being left out of the disaster preparation?

Posted on: Aug 22, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Americans have been told that austerity measures and shared suffering are the path to economic recovery, but in fact, many fixes could dramatically improve our lives.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Recall victories in Wisconsin and plummeting approval ratings have John Kasich scared--and now he wants to make a deal with labor and progressive groups.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2011, Source: AlterNet

AT&T claims its purchase of T-Mobile will create jobs--but history shows it's far more likely to eliminate them.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

There's a staggering amount of bad paperwork in citywide foreclosures -- not just in New York, but around the country.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The nation's largest bank has only gotten bigger since the financial crisis and the government bailouts. But is big trouble ahead for the big bank?

Posted on: Aug 11, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Consumer borrowing hit its highest level since August 2007 this June; here's why that's not a good sign for the economy.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2011, Source: AlterNet

As Wisconsin progressives fight to recall Scott Walker's allies in the state senate, here are some of the conservative groups funding their right-wing agenda.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet

This Tuesday, six Republican state senators who supported Scott Walker's radical agenda face recall. Here's what you need to know about the issues at play.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A new report finds that the vast majority of the jobs created in the so-called recovery have been low-wage jobs. That's a recipe for continued economic pain.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Rick Perry hasn't officially declared his candidacy, but ads are already on the air in Iowa. Here's why you should be worried he might run for president.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet

As inequality in the US grows, the ultra-rich are pouring their spare cash not just into private jets, but into private security. Think there's a connection?

Posted on: Jul 25, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The new Captain America movie is a trip into World War II nostalgia, but it misses its chance to actually make a point about today's politics.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2011, Source: AlterNet

In addition to busting unions and gutting voting rights, Tea Party governors are refusing federal funding for high-speed rail. What do they have against it?

Posted on: Jul 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet

America's 14.1 million unemployed aren't voiceless; it's just that no one is listening, and no one's got a plan to help them.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The 2012 election is closer than you think--and just in time, states are passing a host of new bills aimed at making it harder to vote.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

It's not enough for progressives to count on Republicans to lose in 2012. Democrats need to find some issues to fight for. Here's a few suggestions.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2011, Source: AlterNet

While Obama pushes for a deal on the debt ceiling, jobs numbers make plain that the focus in Washington is in the wrong place: jobs, not deficits, are the crisis.